Kingswood Prep School has set itself a challenge to raise £10,000 this year for The Forever Friends Appeal’s RUH Cancer Care Campaign- raising £3 million towards an exceptional new Cancer Centre at the Royal United Hospital in Bath.
The school’s charity committee which includes staff, parents and pupils has planned several exciting activities over the next few months.
They have already raised over half of their fundraising target – which is fantastic!
They have sold over 2500 raffle tickets – the pupils were given a target to sell the most tickets and they would win an ipod as a prize – one little lady sold 400 raffle tickets – well done!
On Saturday 15th June – the Festival of Cycling was happening at Kingswood Prep School. The fantastic day had plenty of stalls, games, cakes and ice creams (even in the rain). Children bought along their bikes and followed a course track, racing through cones and past each other.
The Festival of Cycling was a build up to the school’s biggest challenge yet to come… on July 21st 2013 a group of several riders (parents and staff from the school) will be setting out from Bath’s Royal United Hospital and riding to the northern tip of Scotland – John O’Groats. In seven days they will be riding 1,211 kms (752 miles in old money) and climbing a total of 7,642 metres, or just over 25,000 feet (not far off the height of Everest). Their route will cross some of the UK’s most dramatic scenery, taking in one of Scotland’s toughest climbs (General Wade’s Military Road high above Loch Ness) as well as 37 lesser (but very challenging) climbs.
You can support Kingswood’s challenge by donating on www.justgiving.com/KPS1000